UnicornEmily wrote:Is ly-geek-thropy catching, by any chance? Could somebody bite her really hard, even if it isn't? (Hopeful look.) Please?
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Sadly, ly-geek-thropy is one of the weaker strains of the lycanthropic family of infections, in that it requires a relatively high raw intelligence quotient as well an appreciation for art (in terms of both prose and pictographic imagery) and math (which is to say, game mechanics). Since all of these characteristics are relatively rare in individual humans, ly-geek-thropy has a small pool of potential infectees.
Mark's girlfriend, for example, demonstrates a classic anti-geek profile by her slavish adherence to popular trends (colors, clothes, conversational topics, social activities, etc.) and distaste for creating anything original.
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Still, there's nothing quite like the thrill of 'freaking the mundanes', as Mark will discover soon enough...
"You're doing WHAT?"
"I'm defending the land of <static> from an attacking horde of spidersquids!"
"You're playing that satanic game, aren't you!"
"No, the spidersquids worship Ningobble, but our cleric's god has brought his avatar into the fight to keep Ningobble's avatar busy while we deal with the spidersquid generals..."
"EEEK! I'm hanging up now and praying for your soul!"<click>
"Aw, c'mon, Sarah's character's already got that covered..."